Building a Future for Distributors and Dealers of Building Products

Volume 45,  Issue 2                                                March 2006


Hard Take on Software
Products need to be in the warehouse on time, trucks need to make deliveries on schedule ... The software featured here might be the help you need in keeping track of business. 

Product Madness
Our New Product Guide features so many unique products—from components to finished products, and the machinery that makes them—that it may drive you mad. 

Women in Millwork
Several women who hold executive positions at companies in the millwork industry say that, though it has not always been easy, the millwork industry offers a fulfilling career.

Builders' Block
The latest in news, products and issues facing homebuilders.

Homebuilding News 

For the Jobsite

IBS Show Review 

This year’s International Builders Show drew rave reviews from exhibitors and attendees, but it was the new products and technologies that wowed many. To see why, read on. 


From the Editor

AMD Headlines

Distribution Channels

The Window Guy



Commercial Products

Big Box

Product Focus


With 27 years in the millwork industry, Dian Christensen (on left), marketing and human resources manager at Christensen Lumber, advises other women looking to enter the industry, 

“If you’re interested, go for it.”

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